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Old 09-25-2014, 10:12 PM   #1
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Odd battery size on a '61

On my 61' Ambassador, I have a battery compartment up front, just below the window.
The MAXIMUM size of a battery(s) is 20" wide, 4 1/2" deep, 10 1/2" tall.
Can I find this size battery and will it/they give me the same power as a normal sized Deep cycle?
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:15 PM   #2
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I bought mine at NAPA. It's NAPA number 7246. It's got a weird group number: 3ET.

I also found it at Interstate battery, but the NAPA had better specs.
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I remember the original group was either 2EE or 3EE.
It was a tractor/equipment battery.
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How will these batteries work compared to a "Normal style" Deep cycle?
What is the approx. pricing?
How long will the batteries hold change if just running the water pump under normal toilet use for my g-friend?
Can I use a normal charger for them as well?
Thanks again for your time!
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:23 AM   #6
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It's a Deep Cycle.

I think mine was around $120, but will vary depending on quality. I wanted the highest amp/hour rating I could find.

I've run mine for over a week using the water pump, LED lights, and a little bit of furnace time in the morning when it was cold. Never noticed reduced functionality. When I got home it still had 11.5 volts on it.

You can use a regular battery charger. There are many discussions here about multi-stage chargers. You should read through those. I don't have one yet. I just charge the battery before I head out. I also bring the battery indoors during the winter, and put a trickle charge on it every couple of months.
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THANKS for the info Thalweg! I saw they also make something called a "Power Cell" that is that size, starting around $450 up to $700, depending on needs. I can't justify that. $100 something is PERFECT for me!
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Just some food for thought, if you have a 7 pin connector with a charge line going to the trailer, you can simply take along a regular group 24 deep cycle battery and a $10 battery box, make a plug-in wire connector for it, and feed 12 volt through the 7 pin plug. The 7 wire umbilical only would need the black (+) and white (-) wires connected.
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